Device or De-vice

Device is defined as:

  1. a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment.”
  2. a plan, scheme, or trick with a particular aim

Vice is defined as:

  1. immoral or wicked behavior.
  2. a weakness of character or behavior; a bad habit.

The prefix “de-” is commonly used to indicate privation, removal, separation, negation, descent, reversal and intensity.

Left to our own devices, we have grown accustomed to rely on our devices, which is used as a device to deprive us of connection, remove us from reality, separate us from our friends and family, and negate opportunities to grow. All of which leads to a descent in our well-being, a reversal of our progress and serves to intensify our pain.

Choosing to use the one device we always have in our control, our reasoned choice, is the key to de-vicing ourselves. To be able to live without vice.

 

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Writer, Musician, Educator, Aspiring Stoic and Doting Father

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